Seals and swimmers beware, Jaws has taken a fancy to Cape Cod

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Seals and swimmers beware, Jaws has taken a fancy to Cape Cod

Great whites are visiting more often, and it doesn't help that they enjoy protected status these days

AFP

At the entrance to Newcomb Hollow Beach, at the tip of the Cape Cod peninsula, the picture of a great white shark reminds swimmers that the US shores of the Atlantic must be shared with the ocean’s most feared predator.

The great whites swim to this region in the northeastern US to hunt for one of their preferred foods – seals.

Since the Marine Mammal Protection Act was passed in 1972 the number of seals in Cape Cod has grown to more than 50,000...

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